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end today. that statement from michael bloomberg, mayor of new york city. let's turn to dan gross, president of the bred campaign to prevent gun violence, and also congressman jerrold nadler of new york. gentlemen, thank you for your time tonight. we have experienced a wide range of emotions today. this is absolutely as bad as it could possibly get. who could fathom something like this could happen? but mr. gross, could this change anything? could this horrific event really be a moment in american history where we actually do something about gun violence? >> i really believe it will change things. you know, there has been a national conversation that has been starting prior to. this we've seen people coming out, people like bob costas, even rupert murdoch, mill o'reilly talking about sensible measures. the american people want to solve this problem. sometimes it's takes an event like this to catalyze thing. in 1989 there was a horrible school shooting where 35 people were shot in stockton, california. that was a cat liss soon after that. we need to push, and it requires the americ
into that type, ted bund city a classic. and these are people who are not mentally ill. they know exactly what they're doing. they're very capable. they're not out of reality. they just have no empathy for other people. they don't care. and with sadistic psychopaths, they actually enjoy inflicting pain on others. they're doing it because they want to, and they want to do this horrific thing. we have those two. believe it or not, the other turns out to be suicidally depressed people. and they're angrily depressives. we don't normally equate anger with depression. psychologists talk about depression as anger turned inward. so you're beating up on yourself. you're presenting outwardly you're this morose beaten down person because you've been beating yourself up. but sometimes in a small number of cases when you turn that outward, then we have something like this. and most often when a deeply depressed, angry person does that, he will normally inflict it either just on himself, he'll commit suicide. the next wider thing is he will attack the person he feels to blame. so if it's his parents, his gi
, 41. 36 in redwood city. 39, half moon bay. information is, 40. temperatures are chilly and with a little bit of fog out there the visibility has been poor from novato to santa rosa and livermore. so be careful. with the cold start we'll look for the chilly temperatures to linger into the afternoon. rain developing with a chance of showers into your sunday. today looks like the rain yes, sir day out of weekend with less rain. the system will head out of town. so far winter has not even arrived yet officially. look where we are in terms of our percent of normal. 143% of normal in downtown san francisco. 122% of normal in san jose. this first system, very weak. we'll call it windy and with this anemic looking front we won't see much in the way of rainfall throughout the weekend. best estimates will be in the north bay. here we are at noontime. you will notice the rain from san francisco to san rafael. with those cold temperatures, snow should be coming down in spots around lake county. not a lot of moisture associated with this system. as i pushes through the bay area, by
of newtown, connecticut, 60 miles outside of new york city right now working through it together. ali? >> reporter: one of the things that's going to happen, we are going to hear the names. there's a lot of effort to find out who the victims were. police are saying very clearly, this was a real difficult task to identify. they had tentative identifications on everybody by last night. they wanted positive identifications and were not going to let their kids, they were not going to let the parents into the school to see their kids in that situation. so we are waiting for that momentarily. the parents know who their kids are, obviously, the children didn't come home last night. the bodies are still in the building, and that's an active crime scene, but there's also another active crime scene in this city, john. >> reporter: the one name police already released is adam lanza. he carried out the attack on the elementary school. when they arrived at his home, they made a startling discovery. mary snow is at lanza's home. mary, what did police find there? >> reporter: john, police found the
in our city and cities across the country. craig, i'm not going to get into the grading issue. all of us can do a lot more, and president obama -- a lot more on this issue. and president obama acknowledged in his very heartfelt remarks yesterday that we need significant action, we need it now. that we need to put the politics aside. that all of us, as elected officials, local, state, and federal, all have a responsibility to the people of america to take action. we've been through this, as again the president mentioned, a number of different times. i deal with it on a daily basis. and my fellow mayors, mayors like mayor bloomberg and mayor emanuel in chicago or mayor blake in baltimore, kasim reed in atlanta. all of us deal with an daily onslaught of violence. this is what this is about. it's about violence. >> but, mayor, what can we -- what more can we do? specifically, what do we need to be doing that we are not doing right now? >> there are a number of things that we can do. there is no reason, none, zero, for any civilian to have an assault weapon or an assault rifle or an assault-t
this morning? a small city of grief. a state in mourning. a country with new questions about the price of freedom. good morning, everyone. and welcome to "weekends with alex witt." we're calling it a tragedy, but that particular word nor any other could describe what happened on a cold, bright winter morning in newtown, connecticut. i'm afraid the answers we try to provide in the next hour to the most pressing questions will feel inat adequate to all of us, but we'll try with an admitedly heavy heart. here is what we know. there are new details to report among the 28 people dead are 20 schoolchildren, ages 5 to 10, and the gunman, who also killed his mother, prior to the massacre. this is the nation's second deadliest shooting. 33 people died at virginia tech in 2007. at this hour, investigators are working to learn as much as they can about the gunman. he's been identified as 20-year-old adam lanza. so far, authorities have not spoken publicly about a possible motive. ♪ >> the community is in mourning, at least 2,000 gathered for a vigil last night at a local church, lighting candle
like. but it's a very elementary city description because he's 6 years old. >> julia, you are -- have you a different story. you're in the middle school here in town. you went into lockdown right away as soon as this happened. >> yes. >> did you know what was happening? everybody has cell phones and might have been text messages, did you know what was going on? >> no clue what was going on until the first hour. one of the my teachers said there was a shooting a mile down the road. >> do you have a classmate who had a little brother at the school? >> yes. the boy who i was sitting right next to during the lockdown, his little brother ended up dying. >> how did he find that out? >> i'm not exactly sure. i haven't talked to him yet today, during the lockdown, he didn't say anything. i didn't even know he had a little brother at sandy hook school until i just found out his brother had died. >> he hadn't been concerned at the time about finding out the fate of his little brother while he was in lockdown in your classroom? >> it didn't seem like it, no. >> bobby, you were in another school
. on this street earlier today were hoboken city police, jersey city police. there were bomb squad representatives, although they did not go in to the apartment building. also the fbi had a presence here. the fbi did remove materials from this apartment including, we believe, some kind of computer. there are questions about why the brother was taken in to custody at all, especially in handcuffs. one police officer on the scene did tell me that there apparently was some confusion that the brother's i.d. may have been found on the shooter's body in connecticut. that is one police officer who told me that. we are not sure at this time if ryan lanza is still in custody. again, he's the brother of the apparent shooting suspect who was dead and also the son of a woman who was killed today. >> all right. john berman reporting from hoboken. to add to that, the lanza's father was questioned by police. they are not suspects but have been questioned for any kind of information they can lend to this. i mentioned before it is not often you see a president in tears but it wasn't but a few hours this news hit th
, obviously, any may mayor, particularly in new york city, are thinking about a city lock. we talked about this being a 9/11 situation. it's a chilling phrase, the way we responded to 9/11 having been long-term productive in terms of our resources and in terms of security. my question is to you, how do you you think about making policy in the aftermath of this, that doesn't fall prey, to making those kinds of mistakes? >> well, there be obviously, instances in which governments overreact, or react incorrectly in the wake, in the immediate wake of a national tragedy. and i think it is incumbent upon chief executives, members of the ll legislature to think thoughtfully, to take a deep breath, and gather the facts before rushing forward with a solution or another. i will say, though, with regard to these kinds of shootings and gun violence. i don't think that's our problem. >> right. i think in some respects, we have the opposite problem, when these incidents occur, you hear these voices, as you said, now's not the time to talk about what we do about this. or we don't went to politicize the t
than 30,000 people, 60 miles north of new york city. founded in 1705, it played a role in the revolutionary war and the underground railroad. this is the place where the game scrabble was invented, where the town's symbol is a rooster. where people move precisely for safety and schools. >> people come to newtown for the schools. the husbands will sacrifice the commute just to come to newtown because it's a little bit farther than anywhere else. >> reporter: this beautiful, bucolic spot is a strange, surreal backdrop for tactical teams in full body armor, with long guns drawn. >> it doesn't even seem real. really? here in newtown? this small town. you read about this everywhere else but here. and it's heart wrenching for the children. for the parents and grandparents and everybody. >> reporter: it feels like a dream and a bad dream. >> it's a nightmare. >> reporter: as reality sinks in here, the feeling that one local described as magical insulation, has been truly shattered. and the realization is dawning that newtown is now in the history books for the worst of all pos
in washington, d.c. every day, a city that has outlawed guns but still has a very high crime rate, and the husband of a public schoolteacher, i just wanted to see my wife and two kids as quickly as possible and hug them and know that they're okay. like all other parents, i think, in the country, including the president felt when we heard the news yesterday. >> well, i can echo that. i have two children and i hugged them both last night. all three of us were crying just at the loss of innocence and the horrific nature of all of this. believe me, i couldn't get close enough to them. but jimmy, where do you think the tipping point is now? where is it that we might all come to agreement on this issue? >> i think the president's going to be strong on this issue. frankly there were grumblings prior to the campaign that were very quiet about the white house pushing a gun control agenda in his second term if he won. well, here we are. the question becomes, what happens in the house and what happens in the senate. let's talk about the senate. i've never worked in the house. i don't know ho
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